Many demonstrations and tutorials exist for creating a new web site hosted on Windows Azure Web Sites, but this video will walk you through the process of moving an existing site, and the site's SQL Server database, to Windows Azure. First, we'll use the SQL Server 2012 Client Tools to copy a database into Windows Azure Blob Storage. Then, the Windows Azure Portal is used to import that blob file into a new Windows Azure SQL Database. After creating a new Web Site and linking the new site to the imported database, the site is published in seconds using the Visual Studio 2012 web publishing features. If you've been wondering how you could migrate your web site to Windows Azure, this is a great place to get started.
- Scott Klein's video series on Windows Azure SQL Databases
- Deeper tutorial on database migration
- Sayed Hashimi's web publishing videos
- Download the SQL Server 2012 Client Tools